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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Xbox)

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2.0
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Category Description MobyScore
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Overall MobyScore (4 votes) 2.0


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Gamesmania
Harry Potter und der Gefangene von Askaban ist ein klassisches Action-Adventure, an dem gerade die Jüngeren ob des einsteigerfreundlichen Gameplays ihren Spaß haben werden. Allerdings erspart das Spiel nicht das Lesen des Buches, da die Handlung hier nur bruchstückhaft wiedergegeben wird. Eingefleischte Potter-Fans können aber ohne zu zögern zugreifen. In Hogwarts gibt es wirklich viel zu entdecken und durch die Trading Crads wird man auch schnell von Sammelfieber gepackt. Potter-Hasser werden dagegen anspruchsvollere Spielekost bevorzugen.
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4Players.de
Wie erwartet ist Harry Potter Nummer 3 seinen Vorgängern in vielen Punkten sehr ähnlich: Ein harmloses Action-Adventure für große und kleine Entdecker mit netter Grafik und guter Spielbarkeit. Leider tauchen auch einige Ärgernisse der früheren Teile wieder auf: Die Story wird im Zeitraffer abgespult, die Technik ist nicht wirklich aufregend, die Spielzeit hält sich in überschaubaren Grenzen. Aber dennoch macht es einfach Spaß, mit dem Trio Infernale durch Hogwarts zu traben, jede Menge Puzzles zu lösen und Dementoren im Dutzendpack zurück nach Askaban zu scheuchen. Harry-Fans kommen ebenso wenig um den Kauf herum wie alle, die leicht verdauliche Abenteuerkost mögen. Fortgeschrittene Spieler werden allerdings auch dieses mal vermutlich nur eine verächtliche Augenbraue in die Höhe ziehen.
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Jeuxvideo.com
En plus de bénéficier du scénario passionnant imaginé par J.K.Rowling pour son troisième chapitre de la saga d'Harry Potter, ce jeu profite d'une réalisation soignée et d'un gameplay difficilement critiquable pour offrir une progression variée, très bien mise en scène et passionnante à jouer. Le tout manque encore un peu d'éclat pour nous impressionner, mais la recette fonctionnera parfaitement auprès des nombreux fans de Potter.
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Worth Playing
In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the player is Harry Potter and his gang of magical miscreants in the third year of Hogwarts School of Magic. The killer Sierras Black in on the loose, having escaped from the much-feared Azkaban prison, the most fearsome place on Earth. Harry must survive his third year dodging Dementors, Sierras Black, and Finials among other dangers.
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Fragland.net
Sirius Black, prisoner of Azkaban, escaped from his cell and now Hogwarts and Harry Potter are on alert. Sirius is an old student of Hogwarts and knew Harry’s parents very well, the cut scenes tell you more about the story but seeing these without reading the book first seems kind of pointless. Anyone buying this game has probably read the book already, so no big deal.
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Game Over Online
With so much excitement building up in anticipation of the third feature film release, Electronic Arts presents Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban a day before the story hits the silver screens. Like previous movie tie-ins, Prisoner of Azkaban allows you to interactively help Harry, Ron and Hermione as they uncover Sirius Black and his plot to kill Harry Potter.
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X-Power
Al bij al is Harry Potter en De Gevangene Van Azkaban een geslaagde game met degelijke graphics en dito gameplay. Zelf vond ik de game véél te gemakkelijk, maar ik vrees dat ik als "oude dertiger" niet meer tot de beoogde doelgroep behoor. Voor wie wel in de juiste leeftijdscategorie zit, is de moeilijkheidsgraad wellicht wel geschikt. Kortom prima gamevoer voor de fans en voor de jonge snaken.
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GameSpot
If you love the Harry Potter series and you can get past a few rough edges, Prisoner of Azkaban should be a satisfyingly interactive way to experience the story once again. Based on the upcoming movie of the same name that will be in theaters on June 4, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is an action adventure in the style of The Legend of Zelda that's targeted primarily at kids, but it is also reasonably entertaining for adult fans of the Potter series. The gameplay and storytelling are solid, if a bit simplistic, but a great number of rough edges mar what could have otherwise been a much more polished game.
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GameZone
You have to hand it to author J. K. Rowling, she not only created a beloved series of books but also a franchise that spawned three wonderful movies and a few games crossing multiple platforms. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban marks the young wizard-in-training’s third year at Hogwarts and as you can see from the blockbuster film, this one’s much darker and--dare I say it?--probably the best Potter movie so far. As for games, EA gave us a really good Harry Potter game with Chamber of Secrets so will Prisoner of Azkaban bring more good magic to the series?
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Game Informer Magazine
Harry Potter has probably been one of the biggest video game disappointments of recent years. Electronic Arts usually comes through with top quality games to match their big licenses, as has been shown in its generally excellent work with The Lord of the Rings and James Bond franchises. However, the Hogwarts gang never seemed to warrant much more than a half-hearted effort at Zelda-style adventuring, minus all the genius parts. I wish I could say that Prisoner of Azkaban was a bold new start for the series. It’s not, but this is a significantly better game than either of the previous entries (Quidditch World Cup notwithstanding).
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1UP
It's not clear what happened, but somewhere between last fall's pitiful Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and the new Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban only seven months later, a lot has changed, and the end result is the best Harry Potter game yet seen on consoles.
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IGN
It's another year at the Hogwart's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and you know what that means: Harry, Ron and Hermione are up to no good. The group, which always seems to find trouble, has stumbled directly into it again -- and on a grander scale. In his third year at the peculiar school, Harry finds himself the muse of threatening menace. No, we don't mean Professor Snape, although the head of potions does once more prove to be a thorn in the trio's collective side. Potter's real problem, though, is the Prisoner of Azkaban -- commonly known as Sirius Black -- an allegedly dark and twisted wizard who has escaped from the infamous prison with one goal: to kill Harry. Or so we think.
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Xbox Nation (XBN)
Overall, if you love Harry Potter, don't mind that characters talk and whine incessantly, and would like to see Hermoine push around an ice block over and over again, Azkaban is good for a few hours of fun.
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Gamekult
Dommage que Harry Potter et le Prisonnier d'Azkaban sur consoles n'ait pas bénéficié d'une meilleure finition. On dénote encore pas mal de lacunes, notamment la fluidité inégale, des voix manquantes, et des mouvements de caméra pas toujours judicieux, souvent chaotiques. Les joueurs occasionnels risquent d'ailleurs de peiner parfois à certaines occasions pour enchaîner les sorts face à plusieurs ennemis tout en esquivant les coups. Rien d'insurmontable cela dit, mais un peu d'effort sur la maniabilité n'aurait pas été de trop. L'aventure est quant à elle de bonne facture, avec des énigmes bien fichues et des situations relativement variées. Un jeu très correct et une licence, une fois de plus, bien exploitée.
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GameSpy
Children who have read the books will undoubtedly adore Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban for the Xbox. Being able to explore Hogwart's as not one, but all three of your favorite characters is, as Ron would put it, brilliant. Older gamers will find little challenge in the game's simplistic block puzzles, but will be pleased enough to acknowledge to their child or younger sibling after flying through it the first time that, "Yes, this game is pretty cool."